What type of Vane?

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by swift footz, May 28, 2007.

  1. swift footz

    swift footz Junior Member

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    I am looking to make a set of arrows and was wondering what type of vane to use?

    I have seen small 2" vanes as well as 5" vanes.

    How do they effect the performance of the arrow?
     
  2. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    well...I use 3" duravanes...but I am going to switch over to 2" Blazers...
     

  3. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    2.25 quikspins for me.....
     
  4. BrowningBabe

    BrowningBabe Junior Member

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    I currently use blazers...how do you like the quikspins? What did you have before? What has been the main difference since switching?
     
  5. swift footz

    swift footz Junior Member

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    Can anyone explain the difference in performance of the different vanes?

    I hear people talking about all the different types and i need to know what type is best for my application.
     
  6. J.A.G.

    J.A.G. Senior Member

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    feathers are better
     
  7. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I use Blazers they are very durable, light, accurate with both target tips and broadheads, and do not break the bank like quickspins.:peace: And for hunting I use a WB rest and the Blazers just flat out are the best for this rest.
     
  8. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Well...what is your application???:biggrin1:
     
  9. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Fletching?

    Right, what is your application maybe we could help you?
    Me i use blazers 2in for everything,target,hunting.
    They may not be the best to some shooters but they work for me.

    And JAG, Yes i use feathers on my recurve to.
    I use to use feathers all the time!:peace:
     
  10. swift footz

    swift footz Junior Member

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    Well i have two bows, a recurve that i shoot of the shelf and a compound that shoots off a rest.

    I only target shoot at the moment so i shoot field points. I would prefer a vane or feather that is somewhat durable becuase my accuracy isn't perfect. At the moment i am shooting 4" feathers.
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    if you want durable, stay away from quikspins......jmo
     
  12. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Or get the new Quikspin ST vanes. They are much more durable.
     
  13. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Vanes!

    In your case i would stick to feathers,Gateway is what i use,or blazers are pretty tough!
    Youve got to shoot feathers off the shelf with recurve!:biggrin1:
    Hope it turns out allright.:biggrin1:
     
  14. Sniper

    Sniper Senior Member

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    Feathers obviously for the recurve. Depending on what type of rest (TM Hunter type, drop away, ect) there are some that may not be appropriate. For example, I wouldn't shoot Quick Spins through a Whisker Bisquit, and 3D Duravanes heat up and wrinkle through that rest. The Blazers and Mini-Blazers are my personal favorite for many reasons. I recommend them to all my archery friends, and frequently fletch up a couple for them to try out if some of thier arrows have beat up vanes. That makes them believers quick. Bohning has a real winner there.
     
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  15. MoBowman

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    Unless your shooting in the rain :biggrin1: then it's kinda like a black powder rifle going off, everything disappears. I shot feathers for years and loved them but finally went to the blazers. I won't be switching back
     
  16. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    I'm begining to hear some great things about the FOB's (fletching only better)... think I'm going to have to try them out
     
  17. chelleo

    chelleo Senior Member

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    Feathers are nice but if you go thru bales etc you will be fletching alot. My new arrows are gonna have these itsy bitsy Bohning X-Vanes that are 1.5 shield cut. They are just adorable but will do the job....at least I was told they were.
     
  18. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I shot those FOB's about a year ago and did not get very good groups with them. But loved the concept. And of course I do not think my WB would agree with them very much??
     
  19. Sniper

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    As long as they are "Adorable". Then we know they must be good, right?
     
  20. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    I use 2" Blazers for everything...

    Ron